URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS

If You Are Experiencing Agonozing Symptoms Of “Urinary Tract Infection” (UTI), Such As Burning Or Itching, Please Let Dr. Bhushan’s ProLife Homeopathy Help You Stop Your Discomfort With Specialty Medical Aid & Treatment Compositions.

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A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is an infection that develops when bacteria enters the urinary tract and begins to multiply. In most cases, these germs enter through the urethra, the tube that transports urine from the bladder and out of the body. When germs enter the urethra, they can move upward into the bladder, kidneys and ureters, the tubes that move urine from the kidneys into the bladder. UTIs are most easily treated before they reach the kidneys, where they can cause more serious problems.

What are the common symptoms associated with urinary tract infections?

Most people experience these symptoms:

  • Feeling an urgent need to urinate, with only a few drops of urine being excreted
  • Burning or pain on urination
  • Urine that appears cloudy or pinkish
  • Urine that has a strong smell

A few people may have no symptoms at all. If the infection reaches the kidneys, symptoms can include low back pain, fever, chills and vomiting.

Are some people more prone to UTIs?

Anyone can get a UTI, but some people are at greater risk for the infections, including:

  • Women
  • Diabetics
  • Men whose prostate glands are enlarged
  • People with kidney stones
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A Commonly Prevalent Infection (especially in women) Is The Urinary Tract Infetion (UTI). 

Dr. Bhushan’s ProLife Homeopathy Offers Prompt Symptomatic Relief From Agonizing UTI Pains …  With The Help Of Wide Spectrum Treatment Compositions.

Risk Factors & Complications

  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Using a urinary catheter
  • Sexual intercourse, especially intense, frequent, and with multiple or new partners
  • Urinary tract blockage
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Certain types of birth control pills
  • Suppressed immune system
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Spermicides and tampon usage
  • Problems emptying the bladder completely

Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Infection

  • Pain or a burning sensation when urinating
  • Inflammation and irritation on the bladder and urethra lining
  • Cloudy, bloody or bad-smelling urine
  • Pelvic pressure or pain in the lower abdomen
  • Mild fever or chills

Symptoms of Upper Urinary Tract Infection

  • Fairly high fever
  • Shaking and chills
  • Upper-back or side pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Mental changes

The upper urinary tract consists of the kidneys and the ureters while the lower urinary tract involves the bladder and the urethra. Most infections occur in the lower urinary tract. If left untreated or spread to the kidneys, this infection can lead to serious consequences

TYPES OF UTIS 

Urinary tract infections are classified according to the part of the urinary tract they affect. There are three main types, and each has its own set of symptoms.

1. Urethritis

This infection is limited to the urethra and manifests as discharge and a burning sensation during urination.

2. Cystitis 

The infection affects the bladder. It causes a person to experience a frequent need to urinate and pressure in the pelvic region.

The person will also experience pain in the lower abdomen and pain while they urinate. They will notice that their urine is colored and/or smelly.

3. UTI of the Kidneys

This is an extremely serious form of the infection. A person will have a fever, complete with chills and shivering. They will experience nausea, vomiting and pain in the upper back and sides.

A person with these symptoms should get urgent medical help because an advanced UTI can damage the kidneys permanently. 

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Prevention

You can take these steps to reduce your risk of urinary tract infections:

  • Drink plenty of liquids, especially water. Drinking water helps dilute your urine and ensures that you’ll urinate more frequently — allowing bacteria to be flushed from your urinary tract before an infection can begin.
  • Wipe from front to back. Doing so after urinating and after a bowel movement helps prevent bacteria in the anal region from spreading to the vagina and urethra.
  • Empty your bladder soon after intercourse. Also, drink a full glass of water to help flush bacteria.

 

  • Change your birth control method. Diaphragms, or unlubricated or spermicide-treated condoms, can all contribute to bacterial growth.
  • Urinate immediately following sexual intercourse
  • Urinate often, as soon as the urge to urinate comes.
  • Do not engage in sexual activity with a UTI
  • Drink cranberry juice
  • Do not use feminine products with heavy perfumes/irritants

 

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Symptoms of a UTI in Toddlers or Kids

  • Your child cries or gets upset very easily
  • Your child looks tired, lethargic, bags under eyes
  • Your child peed herself or wet the bed and she’s potty trained
  • Pelvic region may feel warm to the touch
  • Fever and chills
  • Vomiting or child says she feels like vomiting
  • Your child says her side, back, or belly is hurting
  • Your child eats or drinks very little or not at all

 

Newborns with a UTI may have no symptoms other than a fever. Sometimes they do not eat well or grow well, are sluggish (lethargic), vomit, or have diarrhea. Newborns may develop an overwhelming bodywide infection (sepsis) from a UTI.

Infants and children under age 2 years with a UTI may have fever, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, or foul-smelling urine.

Children over age 2 years with a UTI usually have the typical symptoms of a bladder or kidney infection similar to adults.

Children with bladder infections (cystitis) usually have pain or burning during urination, a need to urinate frequently and urgently, and pain in the bladder region. They may have difficulty urinating or holding urine (urinary incontinence). Urine may smell foul.

Children with kidney infections (pyelonephritis) typically have pain in the side or back over the affected kidney, high fever, chills, and a general feeling of illness (malaise).

Children who have urinary tract abnormalities may have a mass in the abdomen, enlarged kidneys, an abnormal opening to the urethra, or possible deformities in the lower spine. Children who do not have a forceful stream of urine may have a blockage in one of the tubes that transports urine from the kidneys to the bladder (ureters) or may not be able to control their bladder because of a nerve problem.

 

Preparing for your appointment

Your family doctor, nurse practitioner or other health care provider can treat most urinary tract infections. If you have frequent recurrences or a chronic kidney infection, you may be referred to a doctor who specializes in urinary disorders (urologist) or kidney disorders (nephrologist) for an evaluation.

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What you can do

To prepare for your appointment:

  • Ask if there’s anything you need to do in advance, such as collect a urine specimen.
  • Take note of your symptoms, even if you’re not sure they’re related to a UTI.
  • Make a list of all the medications, vitamins or other supplements that you take.
  • Write down questions to ask your doctor.

For a UTI, basic questions to ask your doctor include:

  • What’s the most likely cause of my signs and symptoms?
  • Are there any other possible causes?
  • Do I need any tests to confirm the diagnosis?
  • What factors do you think may have contributed to my UTI?
  • What treatment approach do you recommend?
  • If the first treatment doesn’t work, what will you recommend next?
  • Am I at risk of complications from this condition?
  • What is the risk that this problem will recur?
  • What steps can I take to reduce my risk of a recurrence?
  • Should I see a specialist?

Don’t hesitate to ask other questions as they occur to you during your appointment.

What to expect from your doctor

Your doctor will likely ask you several questions, including:

  • When did you first notice your symptoms?
  • Have you been treated for a bladder or kidney infection in the past?
  • How severe is your discomfort?
  • How often do you urinate?
  • Are your symptoms relieved by urinating?
  • Do you have low back pain?
  • Have you had a fever?
  • Have you noticed vaginal discharge or blood in your urine?
  • Are you sexually active?
  • Do you use contraception? What kind?
  • Could you be pregnant?
  • Are you being treated for any other medical conditions?
  • Have you ever used a catheter?
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